Thomas William Caldwell

March 16, 1938February 2, 2021

Thomas William Caldwell was born on March 16, 1938, in Brazoria County, Texas. He passed away on February 2, 2021 in Burnet, Texas. Tommy died peacefully at home in the beautiful Texas Hill Country after many months of medical setbacks. Tommy never stopped fighting as he was a man’s man, determined to beat the odds. His wife of 32+ years and his two beloved kitties were at side.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Alda Austin Caldwell and John House Caldwell as well as his two older brothers. Surviving him are his wife and best friend, Priscilla Caldwell, daughter Kellye Caldwell Sheley (David) of Horseshoe Bay, TX and his son Christopher Caldwell (Sarah) of Jones Creek, TX. Also surviving are grandsons Hunter Caldwell (Brett), Garrett Caldwell and Everlee Caldwell, great granddaughter.

He graduated from Brazosport High School and later attended/graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX with an AG Business degree. Tommy was a cattle rancher, a rodeo competitor, a dad, a son, a husband, a grandfather, a friend and animal and nature lover as well as an avid hunter and fisherman.

In retirement, he and his wife Priscilla settled in Burnet in the Texas Hill Country. On their property, Tommy loved observing and feeding the many wildlife species. He especially enjoyed watching the many fawns that were born every year as well as a feisty flock of wild turkeys. His two fur babies, Rowdy and Sugar, will certainly miss their “human.”

So many extended family members and friends will be missing their beloved family member and friend, Tommy Caldwell. A graveside service at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, 4219 S Park Road 4, Burnet, TX 78611, pending inclement weather, is scheduled on February 26 at 1 pm. Officiating the service will be Rodney Mc Gee of Hill Country Fellowship.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are Stephen Perry of Jones Creek, Mike Shook of Needville, Mike Van Pelt of Ganado and Sandra Julian of Lampasas.

Donations in Tommy’s memory may be made to: Hill country Fellowship, 200 Houston Clinton Dr. Burnet, TX 78611

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Bill Vandre

February 25, 2021

First met Tommy in the 70s while we both lived and worked in Brazoria County. Our sincere condolences for your loss.
Bill and Pat Vandre

Crisann Gower

February 25, 2021

Although I did not know Tommy well, as I am a first cousin of Priscilla’s and was living in Georgia, at the time.... I had escorted my elderly widowed mother out to Houston for a family visit. Pris and Tommy graciously entertained us with a full fledged BBQ brisket, Texas-style....& Tommy even showed me how to use a lasso! (Definitely not as easy as it looks in the movies!) Our deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family.

Carol “Big Red” Large

February 21, 2021

There are some people in your life who are intertwined in your most important life events; graduations, marriages, births, tragedies, and celebrations, and yes even death. Tommy and Priscilla have been a part of my life canvass for many years. I will miss Tommy immensely but am thankful that his earthly suffering is over. RIP Tommy- we’ll meet on the other side soon.

Donna & Ronnie Helms

February 20, 2021

Priscilla, we are so sorry to learn that Tommy has passed away and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We think of you often.